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U.S. Senate health care deal could help Minnesota insurance programs
Feds bring charges against suspected Chinese makers of powerful opioids
Mining industry, Iron Rangers rally opposition to wild rice rule
St. Cloud woman faces up to 30 years for killing father with mallet
Oldest snow monkey in North America dies at Minn. Zoo
Cowboys' Elliott able to play after temporary restraining order granted
Plenty to celebrate for Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon
Waiver rule, not talent, keeps bouncing Wild's Mike Reilly to minors
NFL owners, players meet without national anthem resolution
Here comes the Judge: Yankees back in ALCS after 8-1 rout of Astros
Ruth Norene Van De Venter
Arnold "Butch" Dahl
Isabel (Perkins) Knudson
Pearl Dorothy Ledin
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Summer reflections from Lake Julia
GENERATIONS: A trip on the ‘Old Bay Line’
GENERATIONS: Milk snakes, fairy diddles and goatsuckers
GENERATIONS: Time to go to church -- and eat well
GENERATIONS: In defense of the ‘routine’
John Dunsworth, actor who played Jim Lahey on 'Trailer Park Boys,' dead at 71
PATT RALL COLUMN: Thanks abound at BSU concerts
Around the Arts, October 15
Rise and shine
Ben Affleck condemns Harvey Weinstein - then apologizes for groping an actress on MTV
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Fish on the move for fall
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Living with the ladybugs in Minnesota
MASTER GARDENERS: Fall care and pruning those shrubs and trees
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Close encounters with the outdoors world
PAUL NELSON FISHING: Time for a little night fishing
Tom & Linda Peterson
Larry & Joyce Johnson
Commentary: The Democratic Party's obsession with Hollywood celebrities was bound to blow up
Commentary: The old obit man looks around
Imagine you're Princess Kate - it's awful and here's why
Commentary: When it comes to harassing the media, Trump is no Nixon
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Otto praised for clean energy plan
December 25, 2016
VETERANS ISSUES COLUMN: New medication co-payment rates at the VA
The Department of Veterans Affairs recently changed its regulations on co-payments for veterans' outpatient medications for non-service connected conditions. The VA currently charges veterans either $8 or $9 for each 30-day or less supply of outpatient medication. The VA is now "switching...
December 25, 2016 - 11:46am
December 2, 2016
Military veterans building barracks for Dakota Access pipeline protests
CANNON BALL, N.D.—U.S. military veterans were building barracks on Friday, Dec. 2, at a protest camp to support thousands of activists...
December 2, 2016 - 9:53pm
November 21, 2016
Don Kirchner: Hacksaw Ridge' pays tribute to war heroes
Well, I went to see the movie "Hacksaw Ridge." Unbelievable. I kept touching my arm, wondering why I'm here. For my father was in that battle, and I don't know how Dad made it through it. My father, George H. Kirchner, was in the 307th Infantry of the 77th Division on Okinawa. He...
November 21, 2016 - 10:32am
November 14, 2016
Gone but not forgotten: Author seeks Medal of Honor for DL man who died a hero in Korea
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Each year on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, Americans all over the world remember the military servicemen and women who have...
November 14, 2016 - 3:14pm
September 29, 2016
Short of donations, Pequaywan recovery center on hold: Nebraska couple envisions buffalo grazing around pastoral retreat north of Duluth
DULUTH, Minn. -- A Nebraska couple with Northland ties are still hoping to build a multi-million dollar nonprofit trauma recovery center in the...
September 29, 2016 - 5:00am
August 31, 2016
Minnesota State Fair celebrates Yellow Ribbon program for veterans
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. -- Minnesota leads the country in its Beyond Yellow Ribbon program to help military personnel, veterans and their families,...
August 31, 2016 - 3:40am
July 6, 2016
BSU grad appointed to top U.S. military position
WASHINGTON—A nomination to appoint Marine Lt. Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, a BSU graduate, head of the U.S. Africa Command was approved last week by the U.S. Senate. According to Stars and Stripes, Waldhauser, who serves as director of joint force development with the Joint Chiefs...
July 6, 2016 - 5:52pm
July 3, 2016
FOURTH OF JULY: History on wheels: The Purcells restore military vehicles they show in Bemidji parade
BEMIDJI—Bob and Pat Purcell celebrate the Fourth of July the same way every year; driving restored military vehicles in the Bemidji parade....
July 3, 2016 - 12:07am
June 2, 2016
COMMUNITY: Together for the troops: Annual Ride for the Troops is Sunday in Bemidji
BEMIDJI -- The roar of approximately 500 motorcycles will sound at noon on Sunday as the 11th annual Ride for the Troops starts at Marketplace...
June 2, 2016 - 8:57pm
May 30, 2016
A salute to service and sacrifice on Memorial Day (with PHOTO GALLERY)
BEMIDJI—Whether they wore a uniform, a hat with the word "veteran" or were simply dressed in red, white and blue, Bemidji residents joined...
May 30, 2016 - 4:31pm
May 29, 2016
Honoring their memory: Memorial Day ceremony at Greenwood will pay tribute to the fallen
BEMIDJI -- A weekend of preparations will lead to a somber ceremony of reflection Monday as veterans and civilians alike remember those who gave...
May 29, 2016 - 10:24am
Scotty Allison: Why do we recommend veterans obtain medical insurance?
Many veterans ask this office why they need other medical insurance if they have Veterans Administration medical coverage. I will attempt to answer this from our perspective. The VA does provide medical care to any veteran who is enrolled in the VA medical system. I would point out...
May 29, 2016 - 12:07am
April 25, 2016
New U.S. military casualties: Vets sickened by base burn pits
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Melissa Gillett recalls the sickly sweet, nearly vomit-inducing smell during her runs around Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan,...
April 25, 2016 - 4:54pm
January 24, 2016
Gebauer graduates from recruit training
Derek Gebauer of Bemidji recently graduated from recruit training aboard the United States Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, Calif. While at recruit training, Gebauer learned military customs and courtesies, first aid, and a variety of military related subjects. Marine Corps...
January 24, 2016 - 12:05am
Gazelka graduates from recruit training
Caleb Gazelka of Bemidji recently graduated from recruit training aboard the United States Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, Calif. While at recruit training, Gazelka learned military customs and courtesies, first aid, and a variety of military related subjects. Marine Corps...
January 24, 2016 - 12:04am